Finalists Announced in 17th Annual Utah Innovation Awards
SALT LAKE CITY— This October, twenty-five innovations and the Utah companies that nurtured them will be honored at the 17th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and Silicon Slopes. Winners will be announced and finalists, honorable mentions and early stage innovation recipients will be celebrated, at a special Awards Presentation on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Rose Wagner Theater. Registration is available online at www.utahinnovationawards.com.
This statewide program, the first of its kind, is designed to recognize innovations and the pioneering Utah companies that develop them. The program is sponsored by Xact Data Discovery, Kiln., USTAR, Zions Bank, BioUtah, and BoomStartUp
A committee of more than 80 experts from Utah’s private industry, government and academic communities voted on winners and finalists in each of the program’s eight categories: Clean Technology and Energy; Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices; Consumer Software; Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data; Life Science – Biotech; Life Science – Medical Device; Community Innovation and Professional Services; and Outdoor and Consumer Products.
In addition to choosing finalists, the Selection Committee also identified innovations worthy of honorable mention or an early stage innovation. Below is a complete list of the finalists and honorable mention recipients listed alphabetically by category:
Clean Technology and Energy
New Materials for Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Battery Applications by Utah State University
Robust and Efficient Battery Management System by Utah State University
Titan Natural Gas Treating by Sustainable Energy Solutions
Evolve by Vant4ge
Pulse by Pulse For Good
Computer Hardware / Electrical Devices
HotDrop by Vutiliti
Consumer Software (Including Social Media and Mobile Apps)
Blerp by Blerp, Inc
Leash Pet Manager by Leash
Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data
EyeDetect for Investigations by Converus, Inc
Kraken by Big Squid
Xvoyant Sales Performance Improvement Platform by Xvoyant
Life Science - BioTech
LPCN 1144 by Lipocine, Inc
Enhanced NanoShield Delivery™ by Aqua-Yield
SkinTE® by PolarityTE
Early Stage Innovation
ARF6 Inhibitors for Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections by A6 Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Targeting Myelofibrosis with TP-3654, a Novel PIM1 Kinase Inhibitor by Tolero Pharmaceuticals
Life Science – Medical Device
Coronet Tendon Fixation System by CoNextions Medical, Inc
Cue Needle Tracking System by Becton Dickinson-Vascular Access Devices
mfiVerse by Mulitfunctional Imaging
Smart-C by Turner Imaging Systems
Early Stage Innovation
HEMOPTIX Technology by Majelco Medical Inc
Outdoor and Consumer Products
Hand Out Gloves + Mittens by Hand Out Gloves
Rag (snap-less romper) by Rags Apparel LLC
Corporate Massage Booking Application by Incorporate Massage
Hen House Ventures' Software Incubation Program by Hen House Ventures
The October 10th awards program begins at 4:30 PM with honorees showcasing their innovations. The Program will begin at 6:30 PM. To register, visit www.utahinnovationawards.com.
The program is supported by the Association of Corporate Growth, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MountainWest Capital Network, VentureCapital.org, and the Women Technology Council. More details about the awards program are available at www.utahinnovationawards.com.
About Stoel Rives LLP
Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, real estate and construction, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, land use, and intellectual property law.
About Silicon Slopes
Silicon Slopes is the voice, hub, and heart of Utah’s startup and tech community. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering Utah’s startup and tech community to learn, connect, and serve in an effort to make entrepreneurship and opportunity in Silicon Slopes open and accessible to all. For more information, visit https://siliconslopes.com/.